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By Juan F. Egea,Juan Egea

In darkish Laughter, Juan F. Egea offers a outstanding in-depth research of the darkish comedy movie style in Spain, in addition to a provocative serious engagement with the belief of nationwide cinema, the visible size of cultural specificity, and the ethics of darkish humor.

Egea starts off his research with common Franco's dictatorship within the 1960s—a regime that opened the rustic to new financial forces whereas protecting its repressive nature—exploring key works by means of Luis García Berlanga, Marco Ferreri, Fernando Fernán-Gómez, and Luis Buñuel. darkish Laughter then strikes to the 1st motion pictures of Pedro Almodóvar within the early Nineteen Eighties in the course of the Spanish political transition to democracy earlier than studying Alex de los angeles Iglesia and the hot darkish comedies of the Nineteen Nineties. reading this more youthful iteration of filmmakers, Egea strains darkish comedy to Spain's monitors of ultramodernity corresponding to the common Exposition in Seville and the Barcelona Olympic Games.

At its center, darkish Laughter is a considerable inquiry into the epistemology of comedy, the intricacies of visible modernity, and the connection among cinema and a much wider framework of representational practices.

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